Innovative, Affordable Housing at Ellenbrook gets State Government Support
The WA State Planning Commission (WAPC) released this week a draft position statement on ‘micro lots’ as part of the State government’s push to tackle housing affordability and the provision of a range of housing options for the WA public.
Micro lots are green title lots sized under 100m² but at least 80m².
As part of the position statement, WAPC has provided approval for the release of smaller sized lots in Ellenbrook, similar to other successful developments in SA and QLD. In a first for WA, lot sizes for the project will be 80m2.
Ellenbrook is a Joint Venture between the Department of Communities and LWP Property Group Syndicate, and the homes are being constructed by Now Living who are part of WA’s largest homebuilder BGC.
The Built Form is a modern two-storey design, which cleverly maximizes space and is priced from just $299,000 for move-in ready house and land packages. The project will be launched to industry next month and available mid-year for buyers.
All parties involved in the project are excited about the prospect of these types of dwellings being available to the WA market, and the support received from the State Government.
Managing Director of LWP Property Group, Danny Murphy said “our team began investigating alternative housing options for green title lots five years ago, with the goal of providing exciting new housing options with a lower land cost for homeowners.
“Once approval was granted for the development of the ‘micro lots’, we chose Now Living as our partner in this project to bring this housing concept to life.
“Ellenbrook has been a very successful development to date, with growing demand for smaller lot sizes, and we are proud that the WAPC approved our application to conduct the ‘micro lot’ trial”.
Former Executive General Manager of BGC Residential Troy Gorton said “through this dynamic partnership we are the first home builder to bring this innovative concept to WA. In addition to the support of the WAPC, the ‘micro lot’ movement also has the backing of other industry bodies such as the UDIA, Property Council of Australia, and LandCorp”.